Using nulled plugins are not illegal however not the best idea is your business relies on your WordPress sites. Also, you are not supporting the plugin developers.
No one likes spending more money than necessary – it’s a human thing. Even one of the richest people in the world, Warren Buffet, still searches out discounts on the cars he buys (ok, maybe that’s an extreme example – you get the idea). Because people are always on the lookout for ways to cut costs, some WordPress users are tempted to turn to nulled WordPress plugins and themes instead of paying for the official premium version.
In this post, we’re going to tell you why using nulled WordPress plugins and themes is a bad idea…even if it’s not necessarily breaking any laws.
Nulled WordPress Plugins and Themes Aren’t Necessarily Illegal
Let’s start with the elephant in the room…
It’s unlikely that the FBI kicks down your door if you use nulled WordPress plugins or themes. That’s because, in contrast to the other content that people usually “pirate” (e.g. music, movies), nulled WordPress plugins and themes are often not breaking the law.
The reason here has to do with the GPL (General Public License). Without making this a lesson on copyright, you just need to know that part of what the GPL license allows
Yoast is a great tool for SEO. What happens when you have green dots all the way down, but you still aren't ranking in Google? Here's a few reasons you might not be on page one of Google.
John Locke is a SEO consultant from Sacramento, CA. He helps manufacturing businesses rank higher through his web agency, Lockedown Design & SEO. If your website is built on WordPress, you have probably used the Yoast SEO plugin.
Yoast SEO is the number one SEO helper plugin for WordPress, (and they also have a module for Drupal). Here’s how it works.
For each page or article you edit, you set a focus keyword phrase. Yoast SEO gives you an overall score for Readability and SEO.
Green dots mean “good”, orange dots mean “OK”, red dots mean “needs improvement”.
You also get a breakdown of individual areas that fall under the red, orange, and green dots. (There will be a screenshot further down of what this looks like in the back end.)
So here’s the question that I hear most often from other Yoast users:
“I have green dots in Yoast. So why am I not ranking higher in Google?”
I understand why there’s confusion. Isn’t Yoast supposed to help you rank higher?
It can, but with an asterisk.
SEO is a black box inside a moving target, and there is no transparent formula to ranking number one in Google.
But I’m here
The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin.
The WordPress Plugin Directory has over 56K plugins, many of them have entire eco-systems built around them with solid business models. Up until now you could not simply link to the plugin page or add additional visual presentation, but nothing more. But now you can easily “oEmbed” plugin URLs to present a visual representation of the plugin. How It made possible?
WordPress 4.4 (Clifford), released in December 2015, added the oEmbed functionality to all WordPress content. This feature makes all WordPress posts and pages embeddable by simply pasting URLs into the WordPress editor, making WordPress auto-display the preview of the pasted URL. Behind the scenes, each site can customize its embedded output, by adding the new embed.php file into the active theme’s folder.
When the WordPress Plugin Directory was upgraded to version 3, the bbPress-based system was dropped in favor of the upgraded WordPress system, built with Post Types and all the other builtin-features available in core, including the oEmbed functionality.
By the end on July 2018, the plugin repository added oEmbed support to plugin pages using custom embed.php file allowing everybody to auto embed plugin
Backing up your site is an essential part of running a website. There are numerous plugins and solutions in the WordPress space and this week we look at the 7 best plugins to perform the backups.
Choosing the best backup solution for your needs can be overwhelming. After all, there are so many WordPress backup plugins to choose from, all boasting different features, and sometimes different price points. But deciding which plugin to go with is not nearly as difficult as trying to recover your website should it crash because of an internal error, hacker, or some other mysterious reason.
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Even if your hosting provider offers routine backups of your WordPress website, it’s a good idea to invest in a backup solution that you can control. That way, no matter what kind of problem your website encounters, you’ll have a full backup of your website and avoid having to start from scratch and rebuild your entire website from the ground up.
Today we’ll share with you the best WordPress backup plugins on the market to date so you can make an informed decision when it comes to choosing which solution will work best for you.
How to Choose a WordPress Backup Plugin
No matter what kind of website you run, picking a WordPress backup
How we turned Profile Builder's most frequent customization requests from users into a free add-on.
Through the years of doing support for our WordPress plugins we received numerous requests for little features or customizations that our clients wanted. All of our products make use WordPress actions and filters, so for many of the available functionalities, you can change the outcome or modify it to your liking using a hook. While searching for and using hooks isn’t a problem for users with developer experience, our customer base is large and has different qualifications.
There’s always the option to keep on adding extra options and settings in the plugin, but because we want to keep our plugins clean and simple, we decided against cluttering the interface.
Solving the issue
Most of these customization requests were handled through snippets of custom code that we sent to our users who were requesting them.
This approach was not ideal, because not everyone would be able to benefit from them, so we wanted to make them available to more users. Thus, the Developer Knowledge Base area of our documentation was born.
This page helped our users a lot, but manually adding the code to your website and modifying parameters or messages from a function wasn’t exactly natural
WP Page Builder has everything in it to power a full-fledged website. It’s an all-in-one WordPress plugin for your site building needs.
People’s quest for creating websites has easily taken us to a new era of site development. Where, with the availability of robust page building tools, creating websites has become a lot more fun (especially for non-developers). The multitude of tools and plugins available to you is vast when you try building websites on WordPress. Today we’ll explore a new one, WP Page Builder. If you’re tired of the same old page builder plugins, this is one you should try out. With a lot of design elements, add-ons, functionalities like device specific responsive controls, export/import options, padding adjustment, and above all, drag & drop real-time frontend editing system, WP Page Builder has everything in it to power a full-fledged website. It’s an all-in-one WordPress plugin for your site building needs.
It’s a free WordPress page builder plugin that helps you build beautiful websites like a pro.
What’s Special About WP Page Builder?
Wondering what makes WP Page Builder so special? I would say, what doesn’t? It’s developed by the team over at Themeum, who has been creating WordPress themes since 2013. As mentioned above, the plugin is a full
As a WordPress plugin owner it is nice to see such subject being discussed and dealt with. There are many implications to using "pirated" WordPress plugins, including security ones. Good read.
We all know WordPress, the software, is free and great for beginners, hobby bloggers, and even serious businesses. The platform is supplemented by hundreds and thousands of plugins, themes, and extensions built by developers from around the globe. There are thousands of free plugins and themes on WordPress, that can easily be used as alternatives to the pricey versions. This makes the life of many website owners easy! But here's the thing, from time to time, we do need to run premium (paid) plugins to get those extra benefits and functions for our site. A good number of users opt to run these premium solutions nulled and pirated. Getting involved in copyright infringement, is, however, outright theft. And this is highly discouraged because it costs your site a lot more than it gives back.
Consider motives of nulled software providers
Before we delve into the consequences for users using pirated versions, let's consider what nulled hosts are obtaining from distributing paid plugins freely. Nulled plugins and themes are, for the vast majority of times, given out by individuals who cannot be identified through unsecured sites. The sites where they allow you to download free premium WordPress
A look at choosing plugins that will help speed up the development process.
Web designers often have a collection of favorite tools to help get things done more efficiently. Whether it’s a graphics program, a code editor or a framework – we all have our mainstays. WordPress is also present in many a designer’s toolbox. We often talk about how the CMS makes our jobs easier. But one area that we don’t often discuss is the repeated use of WordPress plugins as part of our development process.
When you think about it, plugins play a large role in building WordPress websites. Over time, we start to rely on specific ones quite a bit. For commercial plugins, we may even decide to jump in and purchase a “developer” license, which allows for use on multiple sites. They become our go-to solutions for common development and functionality tasks.
But before a plugin becomes a staple of your workflow, there are some important considerations. After all, making the wrong choice can lead to major headaches down the line. With that in mind, here are some tips regarding picking the right plugins for your toolbox.
Look for Reliability and Responsiveness
Imagine, if you will, a nightmarish scenario. You’re utilizing a plugin on 20 websites,
Site showing how many sites (on WordPress.com or using JetPack) have Gutenberg installed...as of August 2018.
Gutenberg is the codename for the new WordPress editor. It’s fast, flexible, and opens up a new world of possibilities for writing posts. It’s currently beta software, which means it’s being tested by thousands of different people all over the world, from big news organisations, to small businesses, to professional and personal bloggers.
* Post statistics only count posts made on WordPress.com and Jetpack sites, since late August 2018. The actual number is higher.
Does your website feel slow? Does it take a couple of minutes for your website to fully load? If so, then these 3 plugins might help speed your WordPress site up.
Does your website feel slow? Does it take a couple of minutes for your website to fully load? If so, then you’re definitely going to want to do something about it. If it’s frustrating for you to wait for your website to load imagine how visitors to your site feel! Let me first say that your site could be running slow for a couple of different reasons:
The site itself is not optimized properly for speed (which this post will address)
You have a terrible hosting company
The WordPress plugins I’m going to discuss below will address the site optimization issue but not your hosting. If your site is still super slow after installing these 3 WordPress plugins you might want to take a look at switching to a new host.
Image compression is very important for having a speedy site. This is especially true if you have an image-based or image-heavy website. After you install the plugin it will scan your media library and compress all the images you already have uploaded. Going forward it will compress any new images at the time you post them.
Don’t worry about it messing up your image quality or damaging the user experience. It’s not going to change how images look to
TranslatePress now has a new add-on that lets you automatically detect the visitor language based on browser language or IP address. Technical details included.
Redirecting visitors to their own language preference based on browser language or IP address is a feature that is often requested by our TranslatePress users. We have made it possible using our newest add-on Automatic User Language Detection. First time visitors expect to see the website in a language they understand. With such a short attention span it’s easy to lose users who are not finding the language switcher soon enough. This is why it’s important not only to have their language available, but to automatically redirect to it.
The last visited language is remembered through a cookie, so that returning visitors will always visit your website directly in their chosen language.
Works out of the box
The Automatic User Language Detection add-on works out-of-the-box, with no required setup steps. There is no need to register for IP address language services, because the language recognition based on IP happens locally with the help of GeoLite2 databases from MaxMind.
There are two ways of finding out what languages the visitors speak: by browser language setting or by IP address. In the community, the browser language is seen as the most reliable information, but it depends
A look at 10 of the best selling one page WordPress themes of 2018. A great roundup of themes if you are looking for a one page site.
One page WordPress themes were once just a fad, but from the look of things, these bad boys are here to stay. The one-pager theme of today is as powerful and flexible as any multi-page WordPress theme. In today’s post, you find 10 of the best-selling one page WordPress themes. The themes on this list employ the latest web techniques such as responsiveness, parallax, and flat design among others.
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A one page WordPress theme helps you to create a fully-featured website all on a single page. This is unlike traditional websites where you have more than one page e.g., Home, About Us, Contact Us etc.
By keeping your readers on a single page, you increase your conversion rates multiple times since the user needn’t follow links to find content or make a purchase. And contrary to popular belief, one page WordPress themes are suitable for all businesses – big or small.
Without further ado, let’s dive in.
Top 10 One Page WordPress Themes
Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, Ronneby offers you the tools you
The whole translating process (at least the manual part), is done directly on the page in a user-friendly interface which makes it easy for anyone to pick up regardless of any previous skill.
TranslatePress is a WordPress plugin that lets you translate your site, or parts of it, in a simple way – directly from the front-end. It works similarly to a visual page editor in that regard. More and more sites are catering to an international audience and you can’t afford not put up multilingual content anymore. In line with this, it’s no wonder the plugin’s popularity and financial gain have grown exponentially in such a short time. Put simply – if you’re translating your site, then you should, by all means, be using TranslatePress.
Translating made easy
As already mentioned the whole translating process (at least the manual part), is done directly on the page in a user-friendly interface and is therefore easy for anyone to pick up regardless of any previous skill. The great thing is that the plugin seamlessly integrates itself into your existing theme settings, so you won’t have to change anything in order to use it.
We could say it has a plug-and-play nature to it. Because of this, there should be no conflicts with anything you’re already using and not only that, every translation you make can be viewed practically in real-time
Debugging is not one of the more pleasurable parts of the coding process, admit it. When things don’t work, you’ll often find yourself wondering “what was I thinking when I wrote this!” Throw a few more people in the mix, and things get even more complicated and messier. So, let these plugins help you!
Debugging is without question not one of the more pleasurable parts of the coding process. When things don’t work, you’ll often find yourself wondering “what was I thinking when I wrote this!” Throw a few more people in the mix, and things get even more complicated and messier. Having the proper tools to do the job will make your life easier; a lot easier.
A good editor and a PHP debugger will go a long way, but at some point, you’ll need specialized WordPress tools like the plugins listed below. Trust us they’ll save you time, money and sanity.
The good news is that all of the plugins in the list below are free and only one has a paid-for version.
We’re not saying that to brag, that we made sure you don’t have to pay anything. Quite the contrary we’d gladly include some paid-only plugins, but there are no such plugins when it comes to developing.
No actually, it’s not.
This is a textbook example of what happens when enthusiasm runs out – plugins get obsolete, forgotten and are left unmaintained.
Time is not free, and money has to come from somewhere. That’s why many great debugging
Lessons learned and revenue breakdown shared in the first TranslatePress transparency report.
Key learnings from launching TranslatePress, a WordPress multilingual plugin that anyone can use The WordPress plugin ecosystem is quickly becoming a very crowded space. It’s getting harder and harder to get noticed and build something people will use, even more so pay for.
Over the course of 12 months, TranslatePress grew to over 20K active installs on wp.org and closed last month with over 4500$ in revenue from its premium versions.
This article is meant to cover the lessons learned while launching a new WordPress multilingual plugin, as well as challenges faced along the way.
Why build a new WordPress multilingual plugin?
To give you a little context, before we switched completely to plugin development, we were a custom development agency, so we had to deal with translation plugins from day one. Our projects varied from simple presentation sites with a few pages to complex multilingual setups that needed ongoing development and maintenance.
We didn’t like the translation workflow of almost all of the existing multilingual solutions on the market (non-visual, out of content, found in multiple places).
While as developers we could make it work, there was always a lot of
This week's post is a handy roundup of membership plugins for your WordPress site with the important things to consider when choosing one.
Adding membership functionality to your WordPress site can be very beneficial. Members can view special content, maintain a directory profile and more. Plus, site owners can leverage this type of platform to make some money, as well. The available plugins run the gamut in terms of features. Everything from restricting access to content all the way to charging members for recurring subscriptions are built right in. It’s just a matter of finding the right fit for your needs.
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Let’s explore what types of features you can expect to find. Then, we’ll introduce you to some outstanding plugins you can use to build a membership site.
Things to Consider
Membership sites are not one-size-fits-all. Just about every organization is going to have their own specific wants and needs. So, it’s important to think about these items before you invest time (and money) in a plugin.
With that in mind, here are a few features that you’ll want to pay particular attention to. They’ll help you decide which path to take:
Ever wanted to create a Geo Marketplace? With this set of plugins now you can.
GeoMarketplace is a new plugin created by the top rated Developer of the GeoDirectory Experts Directory: Webnware It connects WooCommmerce and WC Marketplace with GeoDirectory, to allow listings owners to sell their products from within their listings, by creating a new profile tab called “Shop”.
At the moment it allows to sell only Digital and Physical products, but the developer told us there are plan to integrate the WooCommerce Booking and Box Office Extensions.
So that listings owners could be able to offer online booking capabilities and sell tickets for Events.
We installed the plugin on “GeoDirectory Experts”, our directory of GeoDirectory Developers for Hire, so that they can start selling 3rd party add-ons and or their services packaged at a fix price.
Example could be : GeoDirectory Install & Configuration, SEO, CSV files with public listings data (example: All Hotels in New York) and so on.
Vendor Registration & Dashboard
GeoMarketplace will provide a menu item that behaves differently for different users.
It will be invisible for non logged in users and regular subscribers.
It will be visible for listing owners with the anchortext “Become
If you want to create an entire eCommerce store with WordPress, you have plenty of tools at your disposal. This post covers some methods/plugins that you can use to sell on WordPress, including everything from a full eCommerce store to a single payment button. As well as recommendations for when each method is your best option and the basic steps you need to take to get started with any of the methods.
Tips to make your WordPress website accessible when using Gutenberg, the new WordPress editor.
YES or NO: Your website is powered by WordPress. YES or NO: Your website has amazing, useful, content.
YES or NO: You want everyone to be able to enjoy and utilize both the content and your site.
If you answered YES to all 3 questions, continue reading to learn about the importance of accessibility and how to make your WordPress site a welcoming space for all.
What Is Web Accessibility?
Making the web accessible means designing, coding, and developing in a way that allows people with disabilities to successfully interact with a website. While the process of making a site accessible can be a bit time consuming, the result encourages more people to explore your content and, ultimately, grows and diversifies your audience.
Using Gutenberg To Make Your Content Accessible
If you don’t know by now, Gutenberg is the new WordPress editor. Follow these accessibility guidelines and feel free to use them as a checklist.
Your copy will likely be the bulk of your content and it’s easy to get carried away, especially when you’re writing about a topic you’re passionate about. It is important to stick to short paragraphs and use bullet point lists whenever possible. People
Images are the key factors for the loading speed of your website. If you optimize these images to the extent possible then it will reduce the loading time of your website. But a question may arise, Which are the best optimization plugin for your Wordpress website? Hence, here i have shared five best plugin for WordPress Image Optimization.
When it come to increase the loading speed of your website, images are the most important factor behind it. Image Optimization can improve the loading speed to a great extent. Here, In this post, we have collected some of the best image optimization plugins for your WordPress Website. But before moving with the article, let us understand What is Image Optimization with an Example?
Just have a look at below two images. Though both the images are similar in look, they are still different in sizes. This is because the first Image is without compressing whereas the second image is after compressing.
The first image (one without compressing) is 44 KB in size whereas the Second Image (one with compressing) is 32 KB in size. This is known as Image Optimization or Image Compressing.
Image Optimization Plugins
If you are wondering on how to Optimize Images for web without losing quality then refer the below 5 best image compression plugins for it.
This one is our favorite. If you are the looking for the simple to use the plugin then this will work best for you. But to use this plugin, you will need to subscribe to ShortPixel to get the API Key.
Short Pixel Image Optimization WordPress PlugineUpon
The plugin lets you create & manage subscriptions on your site, from plans to payments and everything in between. Check the full review for more info.
In today world of ever growing international sites that compete for their share of the web landscape, membership is one of those things that is essential in doing business. Paid Member Subscriptions is a solution that can cover all your membership needs; from signup to payment and everything it offers comes in the form of a WordPress plugin with a simple user interface nobody will have any trouble figuring out. Subscriptions made easy
After activating the plugin, you’ll first have to set the parameters of what you want/need to achieve with your subscription platform. The first step in doing this is enabling registration on your site.
After that’s done you’ll need to build your subscription “database”. These will basically be your tiers (both paid and free). For your subscription, you get to set the duration, price, status (only active subscription will be enabled for outside users) and user role (subscriber is the default role for members).
Now, you can add plans in the same way you add posts – by just adding new ones, but there is a great option that lets you connect your plans. As you can see below, on top of the window there is an option to add
The story behind bringing a new translation plugin from concept to launch. With over 20K active installs now on wp.org, it took a while for things to take off. Here's how it all started and what we learned along the way.
[UPDATE]: We’re now at 20 000+ active installs on WordPress.org. Sign up to our newsletter to find out what happened in the year since our TranslatePress launch. When you launch a new project there’s always a buzz of excitement, hope, relief, but also fear of failure and disappointment.
This is something I’ve experienced for all the projects I’ve been part of in the past 9 years, to the point that I’m actively looking forward to the first failed launch.
Nothing is more telling of the above then the feedback we’ve received from the users currently using our new TranslatePress plugin.
Hope: We’re using your free plugin already. We would like to buy it later.
Fear of Failure: If it works with the plugin that handles the booking in our site.
Then there’s the abysmal number of active installs after sending over 7K emails to previous clients. Less then 10 for the first two weeks.
But this is not a story of something that looks like a failed product launch (more on that later).
Instead, I’m going to go back to December 2016 and start explaining almost everything we’ve gone through in the past 8 months for our TranslatePress launch,
Starting a podcast is all the rage! This article will tell you 6 great plugins for your podcast website on WordPress.
WordPress is certainly the most popular CMS in the world, powering over 30% of the web. It also powers all sorts of websites, from blogs to giant e-commerce stores and everything in between. This includes podcast websites. However, recently I attended Podcast Movement, a fantastic podcasting conference, and discovered that many podcasters struggle with creating their own website. While there are countless tools that will automate the process for you, you’re at the mercy of a platform you don’t own. Still, finding the right tools can be hard. That’s why in this article, I’m going to tell you about 6 killer plugins for your podcast website on WordPress. Specific Podcasting Plugins
First, there are 2 really great contenders for actually turning your blog into a podcast website: Seriously Simple Podcasting and Powerpress by Blubrry.
Seriously Simple Podcasting
I love this plugin because it really is simple. It creates a new post type called “Episodes” and then builds your podcast feed based on that. You can even have “Series,” meaning you can host multiple podcasts from the same WordPress site. Set up for this is fantastically easy. It works
Exhaustive and categorized list of the 66 best plugins for WordPress, put together by Kinsta.
One of the things people love about WordPress is its huge library of third-party plugins. But with 55,000+ free plugins listed at WordPress.org alone and thousands more listed elsewhere, it can be hard to find the one plugin that you need. Talk about a needle in a haystack! To help save you time, we've whittled down those tens of thousands of plugins into a list of the 66 best WordPress plugins for a huge variety of different uses. 66 might still be a lot, but it's better than 55,000! From SEO plugins to project management plugins, you're about to discover the best WordPress plugins for everything!